Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show
LUMINARIA FESTIVAL | November 7th – 8th, 2014
Cross-roads, inside-out, social involvement
Daniel González has been invited from Noah Khoshbin, curator of Robert Wilson Watermill Center (Long Island, NY) to upcoming edition of Luminaria Festival, San Antonio, Texas with the performance Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show.
Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show is an appropriation act of the streets of San Antonio through a high-impact performance during the nights of Luminaria Festival.
Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show is a project that gives citizens and social communities of San Antonio the opportunity to share a piece of their domestic life and to dissolve the boundaries between public and private.
Ten women will be walking down a red carpet placed on a San Antonio street, wearing black clothes and Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project sculpture-shoes. Chandeliers and lamps will be hanging on or will be carried by the performers. The lamps will be strategically placed to illuminate the sculpture-shoes as makeshift spotlights.
Turning meanings and roles upside-down, Daniel González takes everyday objects that are normally connected to daily gestures inside private spaces and brings them outside on the street. This action changes commonly accepted conventions that assume preconceived roles for everything that surrounds us: what was once domestic becomes public but it still carries with it the memory of its private life. What was simply useful becomes the archetype of beauty by changing context.
Daniel González will invite each citizen to bring a lamp from home to be part of the performing event. Whether these lamps were bought or given as a present, whether they are new or old, transcending taste and category, they will all be stars on the streets of San Antonio.
music by Ninos du Brasil
Daniel González | The Artist
Cross-cultural jammer, Daniel González gets inspiration from life and intense feelings and experiences. From this point of view, everything that’s surrounding us is a resourceful inspiration. Especially movies, fashion and music are stirring his senses from the deep and impact his artistic production giving birth to powerful artworks and performances. His work results from researches into celebration rites and it takes the form of public projects, sequined banner-painting, and wearable one-off pieces which are shown in high-impact performances. González creates irrational, sexy, and energetic worlds: areas of freedom in which existing conventions collapse.
Daniel González has always developed a unique approach to fashion, where he states an indelible design forged by his sensitive perspective toward woman appearance. With this fashion project, he ideally closes the circle with his origins as fashion stylist, started in the 80s with the brand Pisquit Sunwear and which took him to live Argentina toward Italy in the 90s. With a true passion for the details of design, Daniel González runs the Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project with one-of-a-kind sensibility, overseeing every design drawn, material selected, creation, detail and exhibition layout.
Daniel González | Biography
Daniel González was born in Argentina in 1963; he lives and works in Berlin and New York.
His work has been shown in Viafarini, Milan; the Neuer Kunstverein, Aachen; and the second Prague Biennale. In 2008 Daniel González realized a workshop performance for Manifesta 7 for which he created portrait-fashions by transforming the clothes of the visitors after interviewing them for a minute.
In 2010 he took part in the Witte de With festival, Rotterdam, where he presented his first Pop-up Building: he covered a historical church in cut-out cardboard like a gigantic pop-up book.
In 2011 he participated in the biennale of the Museo del Barrio in New York for which he created a Pop-up Museo Disco Club, a sculpture-installation that transformed the museum’s 5th Avenue facade and its lobby into a block party lasting six months.
Since 2007 Daniel González has collaborated with Anna Galtarossa on large-scale public projects. The first, Chili Moon Town Tour, a floating utopian city, inaugurated the Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City in 2007. The second, Homeless Rocket with Chandeliers, created in Lambrate, Milan, was an installation centred on a crane in use on a building site and contaminated by objects and materials referring to street culture and to the freedom it transmits. They have exhibited together in numerous international museums and collections, including the Zabludowicz Collection, London, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux.
In 2013 the artist presents the public installation Romeo’s Balcony in collaboration with ArtVerona art fair, Musei Civici and Teatro Stabile di Verona and the wall installation Happiness Before Civilization at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich in occasion of the PIN. Auction Party.
The artist is represented by Diana Lowenstein Gallery (Miami) and Studio La Cittá gallery (Verona).
Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project
Bohemian Texas Street Home Fashion Show
San Antonio, Texas
November 7th – 8th, 2014
from 6pm to Midnight
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